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First of Its Kind, CatholicTV Offers a ‘Miniature TV Set’ For Any Website

CatholicTV has just introduced a new “widget” which is essentially a miniature television set that can be put onto any website. The widget is called “CatholicTVjr”. CatholicTVjr offers over 30 different television programs each offering as many as 27 full episodes. The offering of so much free television programming is unprecedented. All 4 major national television networks offer widgets, but only CatholicTVjr offers full-length programs. The Director of CatholicTV, Fr. Robert Reed came up with the idea because he had “the desire to share CatholicTV’s content with dioceses, parishes, schools, and anyone who has a website. It’s the world’s first Catholic television widget”, says Reed.

Pope Benedict XVI dedicated World Communications Day 2010 to the theme "The priest and pastoral ministry in a digital world: new media at the service of the Word." CatholicTV is a non-profit corporation and there will never be a charge for this service in support of this theme and reaching every corner of the world with the joy of the Good News.
CatholicTVjr can be added to any website by visiting www.CatholicTVjr.com. This URL offers the code that can be easily pasted into any website in about as much time as it takes to say a “Hail Mary” prayer. In addition, CatholicTV invites interested parties to request a customized version of CatholicTVjr which will only include the shows requested. CatholicTVjr is also available in 3 different sizes.

Most available programs are original CatholicTV programs and these include a Catholic movie review show (“Spotlight”), a Catholic reality-television series (“House+Home”), Vatican programming, a Catholic game show (“WOW: The CatholicTV Challenge”), Catholic news, Catholic Spanish programming and more. CatholicTV also invites anyone who has professional quality video that exhibits the life of the Church in their local area to send it to CatholicTV where it just might be featured on CatholicTVjr around the globe.

CatholicTV recently launched the first iPhone “app” of its kind which offers CatholicTV programming on the iPhone and iPod touch at no cost. More information is available at http://www.CarryYourFaith.com/

About CatholicTV: CatholicTV provides family-friendly, religious, news, and educational programming 24 hours daily. Founded over 50 years ago, CatholicTV is available in selected areas on cable in the United States and Canada, via Sky Angel and online via a live stream anytime, everywhere at the station's web site  www.CatholicTV.com . Father Robert Reed, a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston, is the Director of CatholicTV. Click here to paste this into your browser to find out how to watch CatholicTV where you live:  http://www.CatholicTV.org/schedule/where-to-watch.aspx

For additional information, please contact Chris Pham, Public Relations Coordinator at CatholicTV, at 617-923-0220 or via email at  cpham@catholictv.org .